An Analysis of the Key Factors That Influence the Levels of Motivation of Staff a Case Study of Allied Associates & Co

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Research and Analysis Report

An analysis of the key factors that influence the levels of motivation of staff A case study of Allied Associates & Co

By

Everestus King

ACCA Student Reg. No.: 1316312

September, 2008

6,007 words
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS REPORT

TABLE OF CONTENT

Content Pages

Part 1 – Project objectives and overall approach
1.0Introduction
1.1Overview of Employees motivation
1.2The Reasons for choosing the topic
1.3Aims and objectives of the report
1.4Research Approach

Part 2 – Information gathering and accounting/business
techniques
2.0Introduction
2.1Sources used and reasons for their use
2.2Description of the methods used to collect information
2.3Limitations of information gathering
2.4Ethical issues
2.5Explanation of the business techniques used

Part 3 – Results, analysis, conclusions and recommendation 3.0Introduction
3.1Background of Allied Associates & Co
3.2Motivation theories
3.3Analysis of information from the research work
3.4Findings from the research
3.5Conclusions
3.6Recommendations

Bibliography

Appendices
Appendix A – Questionnaire
Appendix B – Spreadsheet

PART 1

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND OVERALL APPROACH

1.0INTRODUCTION

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants [ACCA] in partnership with Oxford Brookes University [OBU], awards a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting to ACCA students (who opted into the degree) after the successful completion of the fundamental levels of ACCA examinations. Students are however required to complete a Research and Analysis Project in order to qualify for the degree awarded by OBU.

This Research and Analysis Report is written in compliance with the requirements for the purpose of the degree and in accordance with the Research and Analysis Project Guidelines contained in ACCA website- www.accaglobal.com

Having gone through the Research and Analysis Project Guidelines downloaded from ACCA website and the Oxford Brookes University/ACCA Approved Text (Success in Your Research and Analysis Project by BPP), I choose to research on the project Topic Number 6: “The key factors or indicators in the motivation of employees in an organization” using Allied Associates & Co (Chartered Accountants) as a case study.

1.1Overview of Employees motivation

In many parts of the world there is a growing shortage of trained finance staff, and organizations are facing real difficulties in recruitment (Murray, 2008). It is a truism that the most influential resource in an organization is its people (BPP Paper P5, 2007).

It therefore follows that any organization without the right people and the right frame of mind and attitude is bound to fail. There is therefore the need for deliberate management policy towards attracting the right personnel, retaining them and motivating them.

For people to be at the right frame of mind to contribute their best to the achievement of organisational goals, they need to be MOTIVATED and talking about Motivation, “Motivation is what makes people behave in the way that they do” (BPP Paper P5, 2007). The process of motivation involves choosing between alternative forms of action in other to achieve some desired end or goal (Cole, 1993).

Tangible

| | | | |Motives|Selected |Goals | |or | |or | |Needs |Behaviour...
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